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FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

Fictional Characters Looking for Love on Tinder

Fictional Characters Looking for Love on Tinder

Chances are, you’re heard of the Tinder app, but if you haven’t, think of it as a dating GPS. Users upload pictures and a little bit of personal info, but the difference between Tinder and other dating sites is that […]

by × February 3, 2014 ×

AUTOBIOGRAPHIES

7 Great Autobiographies by Entertainers

7 Great Autobiographies by Entertainers

It’s difficult to walk through a bookstore and not be shocked by the number of celebrities (and “celebrities”) who’ve put their life story on the page. Often you’re left wondering whether the celeb wrote a book because they have a […]

by × February 3, 2014 ×

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Our 9 Favorite Books About Horses

Our 9 Favorite Books About Horses

The lucky Chinese Year of the Horse begins today, which has our thoughts turning to equines—a popular subject among many book lovers. As a child growing up in a city, my experience with horses was limited to books, Lisa Frank […]

by × January 31, 2014 ×

AUTHORS YOU NEED TO READ

5 Ways Authors Met Each Other Before Twitter

5 Ways Authors Met Each Other Before Twitter

So who here would like to meet a famous author? Ok, let’s see—all of you? That’s what I thought. Don’t you think famous authors, before they made it big, felt the same way? Sure, they did. Nowadays, through sites like […]

by × January 31, 2014 ×

BOOK LOVERS

Who’s Your Literary Girlfriend?

Who’s Your Literary Girlfriend?

You can admit it—you kiiinnndaa think you could’ve saved Anna Karenina—she’d be that good kind of crazy under your mellowing influence. Katniss is crushworthy (her temper, indecisiveness, and sulkiness are totally charming), Elizabeth Bennett’s pride never bothered you, and with […]

by × January 30, 2014 ×

FOR WRITERS

The MFA in a Box

The MFA in a Box

So now that the whole “New Year, New You” thing has worn off, you’re second guessing your resolution to go back to school for your MFA, aren’t you? You started crunching the numbers. Your mom asked if you were bored. […]

by × January 30, 2014 ×

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

5 Big Families in Fiction

5 Big Families in Fiction

We, the members of large families, are a rare bunch. People just don’t have as many kids as they used to, and this has made big families exotic anomalies. Whenever I tell someone that I’m the youngest of seven kids, the news is met […]

by × January 30, 2014 ×

FILM ADAPTATIONS

What Book Adaptation Are You Most Excited to See Onscreen in 2014?

What Book Adaptation Are You Most Excited to See Onscreen in 2014?

Lights! Camera! Adaptations! Do you know what my favorite kind of movie is? The kind that’s based on books. And 2014 is chock-a-block with cinematic adaptations of some of your favorite novels, nonfiction, and naptime reading. Below are some of […]

by × January 29, 2014 ×

LITERARY ASTROLOGY

Literary Astrology: Aquarius

Literary Astrology: Aquarius

Celebrating their birthdays between January 20 and February 18, Aquarians (not to be confused with antiquarians, though the two are not mutually exclusive) are socially conscious world-changers. Sometimes, however, their big hearts are concealed behind unemotional, aloof, or sarcastic exteriors. […]

by × January 29, 2014 ×